I wasn't claiming that you couldn't get them anywhere else. But every time I bought bulbs at the auto parts places they were about 3.50. The speedometer bulb is a bit trickier to find. I needed the speedometer, and one tail light bulb so I bought the set, that way I would have some spares when they pop during a night ride (like they always do). I've just been disappointed in the past with Handy bikes, and 1977 when it comes to shipping.